(20160205) Engineering Librarian -- Bern Dibner Library, New York University Libraries

Description:

NYU Libraries seeks an engineering subject specialist to support the research and teaching programs of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in applied physics, chemical and biomolecular engineering, civil and urban engineering, computer science and engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical and aerospace engineering.  This librarian serves as a library liaison with special emphases on building and curating collections in all formats; developing a program of extensive outreach, instruction, consultation, and research support services; and delivering responsive and innovative information services.  The Engineering Librarian collaborates on scholarly communication and data services initiatives and participates in collaborative research projects, including sponsored research projects.  Librarians play a key role in the educational mission of NYU by establishing strong collaborative relationships with faculty and students and connecting them to the services, content, and tools that meet their research, teaching, and learning needs.

The Engineering Librarian is a tenure track position based at the Bern Dibner Library located on the campus of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering in Brooklyn, NY.  The Engineering Librarian takes a leadership role on selected projects and initiatives within the NYU Division of Libraries.  The successful candidate works collaboratively with librarians in the Coles Science Center at NYU’s Bobst Library as well as other science and engineering librarians across NYU, including the NYU Health Sciences Libraries, NYU’s Courant Institute Library, the NYU Abu Dhabi Library, and the NYU Shanghai Library, to develop, deliver, and assess high-quality research support services.  Librarians at NYU participate in Libraries-wide committees and professional activities outside of NYU, and they also monitor developments and best practices to help ensure the excellence of the NYU collections and research support services.  The individual in this position reports to the Head of Science & Engineering for the NYU Division of Libraries.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering or related science discipline.
  • Minimum one graduate degree (master’s level or higher) for consideration.  A second graduate degree will be required for tenure review. One of the two graduate degrees must be an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated public service orientation and knowledge of user needs for teaching, learning, and research.
  • Understanding of the data management needs of researchers in science and engineering.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a complex organization.
  • Creative, service-oriented approach to problem solving.
  • High degree of facility with technologies and systems germane to the 21st century library.
  • Knowledgeable in the issues surrounding scholarly communications in science and engineering.

Preferred:

● Advanced degree in engineering or related science discipline.

● Experience with collection development.

● Public service experience in an academic library, including reference and instruction.

● Record of professional activities, including research and engagement in professional organizations.

New York University Libraries: 

Libraries at New York University serve the school’s 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU’s vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and “portal campuses” in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.   New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf .

Salary/Benefits: Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

To Apply:  To ensure consideration, send CV and letter of application, including the name, address, and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Assistant Dean for Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to libraries.careers@ nyu.edu.  CVs will be considered until the position is filled.

NYU’s Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. NYU is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer.

 

 

 

Posted Date: 
02/05/2016 to 03/05/2016